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Friday, June 10 • 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Design Thinking - The Importance of Design Education as we Rapidly Move Towards the 22nd Century

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There is much misunderstanding within education surrounding the academic and creative subject of ‘Design’. What, exactly,  does ‘Design Education’ mean in schools? As someone who has taught the subject of Design (and technology) for over 35 years in schools, and has led workshops for teachers on the discipline, there have been shifts in philosophy and approach which have shaken design thinking to the core. Stem is one such initiative, well-meaning but misses the core elements with a focus on technology rather than anthropology - arguably the essence of design education. Come along and hear what I have to say on how we can embed design thinking into the broader school culture, and shift focus from a curriculum-based approach into a whole school ideal. Discussion and debate guaranteed.

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David Ardley

Assistant Head International, Design Educator, Lyceum Alpinum, Zuoz
David is currently Assistant Head of the International Section of the Lyceum-Alpinum, Zuoz - an international boarding school in Switzerland. Although born in UK, he was educated in Hong Kong (Island School - ESF), is married to a French girl (two bilingual daughters) and ‘home... Read More →

Friday June 10, 2022 2:30pm - 3:15pm CEST
Auditoire, Main Campus, Ground Floor